Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

STORYTELLING

Year: 2001
Country: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 87 minutes

As all writers know, truth is stranger than fiction; Solondz plays with this adage in a wicked way. Amusingly anti-social, STORYTELLING is told in two parts, ?Fiction? and ?Nonfiction.? In ?Fiction,? a story by an aspiring writer with cerebral palsy is ridiculed in his class. His soon-to-be ex-girlfriend seduces their professor, then presents their tryst as a short story read aloud in class. In ?Nonfiction,? Paul Giamatti plays a documentary filmmaker searching for ?true? teenage life. Full of clipped writing, deft characterization and purposely politically-incorrect situations.

Screenplay
Todd Solondz

Director
Todd Solondz

Producer
Ted Hope, Christine Vachon

Cinematography
Frederick Elmes

Editing
Alan Oxman

Principal Cast
Selma Blair, Robert Wisdom, Aleksa Palladino, Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Julie Hagerty, Noah Fleiss

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